Draft GPUS Platform Amendment Americas

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OUR POSITION: Greens support removing the U.S. military presence from Latin America.



(a) Remove the U.S. military presence from Latin America.

(b) Close the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, formerly known as the School of the Americas, based at Fort Benning, Georgia. Hundreds of thousands of Latin Americans have been tortured, raped, assassinated, “disappeared,” massacred, and forced to become refugees by the School of the Americas graduates.


(a) Oppose the growing U.S. military presence in Columbia.

(3) CUBA

(a) End the U.S. economic embargo of Cuba.


(a) Help rebuild Haiti, but without strengthening neo-colonialism.

(b) Cancel all Haiti debt to international financial institutions.


(a) Stop arms trafficking from the U.S. to Mexico.

(b) End the war on drugs in Mexico and elsewhere.

(c) Re-negotiate the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to include stronger protections for workers and the environment.

(6) PERU

(a) Support the efforts of indigenous peoples in Peru and elsewhere to expel oil companies from their traditional lands. We call for an end to all police actions against indigenous people in Peru.


(a) Support Uruguay's new anti-smoking law requiring that 80% of each side of cigarette boxes must be covered with graphic images of the possible detrimental health effects of smoking. Oppose Philip Morris International's legal challenge to this law.